Lisa Thorner is an American actress and former model. She is most famous as the ex-wife of American actor, comedian, and writer Damon Wayans. She married her comedian-husband Damon Wayan Sr. for almost 16 years and then the former duo divorced.
With her former husband, Lisa is also the mother of four children. All of her children are grown up and doing well on their own. Her son Damon Wayans Jr. is an actor and comedian.
Besides being a celebrity wife and mother, what does Lisa do for herself? Where is Lisa Thorner now? Here is everything you need to know about Damon Wayans’ former wife Lisa’s life after their divorce.
|Full Name||Kisa Thorner|
|Children||Four (Two sons and two daughters)|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Current Residence||Beverly Hills, California|
Lisa Thorner Bio, Early Life
Damon Wayans’ ex-wife Lisa Thorner was born in 1963, in the United States. As of 2023, Thorner is 60 years of age. She was born to Christian parents and is very close to her family. On the other hand, her ex-husband Damon was born in Sept 1960 and is aged 62 as of 2023.
Talking about her nationality, Lisa is American and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.
Lisa Thorner Was Married To Her Husband Damon Wayans For Years
Though Lisa’s life at present is entirely different, the former celebrity spouse led a beautiful marriage in the past. She was married to American comedian Damon Wayans Sr. They exchanged vows on April 24, 1984, almost two years after their first child Damon Wayans Jr. was born.
Like any couple, the two also led a happy marriage initially and things were really great between the two. As a celebrity wife, Lisa had quite a life with her husband at the time. She even made a few public appearances with her spouse. In fact, Lisa gained decent exposure and recognization as the wife of comedian Wayans.
But not all relationships are meant forever. They were married for 16 years before things could not move on anymore for Lisa and her husband.
They soon filed for divorce.
Lisa Thorner Met Her Hubby Damon When He Was Still A Struggling actor
Like any common man, Lisa’s ex-husband Damon was also not born with a silver spoon. And back when Lisa met him, Damon was still a struggler in the industry.
Lisa met her ex-spouse Damon back in the early 80s when the future star was still trying hard to make it into the industry. Call her his lady luck, Damon got his first break in Beverly Hills Cop soon after the Hollywood star met Thorner.
The couple dated for a while before they finally decided to take the wedding vows. Needless to say, the couple was together in every up and down in the initial phase of their life. But call it fate, they didn’t stand to the vow “till death do us part.”
Though Lisa And Damon Tried To Reconcile, Divorce was imminent
Lisa Thorner’s divorce from Wayans was unexpected, but things eventually didn’t work out for the couple. If reports are to be believed, they even tried to reconcile, but it didn’t work out.
The couple filed for divorce in August of 2000, citing irreconcilable differences. As per the legal documents and petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, they had been living separately since May 21, 2000. While Thorner lived in her Beverly Hills home, Wayans lives in Santa Monica.
Their divorce was reportedly finalized by the end of 2000.
Lisa Thorner’s First Child Was Born Two Years Before Her Marriage To Damon
Lisa has four children with her husband Damon Wayans Sr. Their first child Damon Wayans Jr. was born on November 18, 1982, two years before her wedding.
Similarly, her second child Michael Wayans was born on March 28, 1985, in Los Angeles, CA. She also has two daughters. Her older daughter Cara Mia Wayans was born on April 18, 1987, and the youngest child Kyla Wayans was born in 1991.
Battle For Child Custody
In the divorce papers, the mother of four reportedly appealed for joint custody of the children. Further, Lisa also demanded spousal support along with legal attorney’s fees, and all the costs related to divorce proceedings.
Later on, things got settled between the two. And as of now, they are good friends with each other.
All Of Her Children Are Actors
Like her ex-husband, all of her kids are also actors. Her first kid Damon Wayans Jr. is more successful than the rest of his siblings. He has appeared in films like Let’s Be Cops, The Other Guys, Big Hero 6, and How to Be Single.
Similarly, Michael and Cara have also appeared together in Blankman, and Dance Flick.
Lisa Thorner Is Also a Grandmother
Damon Wayans’ ex-wife Thorner is also a grandmother of three kids. Her eldest son Damon has two children with his ex-girlfriend Aja Metoyer. Lisa’s daughter Kyla also has a daughter named Emmie, born in 2012.
Her Ex-Husband was Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes
A to the reports by TMZ, Lisa’s ex-husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes back in February 2013. As a comedian, Damon had to cancel all the pre-scheduled shows because of the complications caused by the disease.
Sources reported that the comedian dropped six shows that were pre-scheduled for March in Buffalo, New York.
Lisa Thorner’s Life At Present: She Didn’t Marry After Divorce
Since her divorce from Wayans, Lisa’s stayed completely away from the spotlight. She chooses to keep herself away from the media and public attention.
Though the whereabouts of the comedian’s former wife is not known, there are assumptions Thorner leads a peaceful life. She is reportedly unmarried since her divorce. Also, there are no reports of her having any boyfriends or being involved in any sort of romantic relationship.
Who is Damon Wayans married to now?
Like Lisa, Damon is also not married to anyone after their divorce. He has remained tight-lipped about his love life. Neither Wayans nor any online tabloids have reported anything about his marriage lately.
Apparently, some believe that the actor is also single at present.
Lisa Was a Model In the Past
Thorner was a model in the past. In fact, Damon’s former wife has modeled for some big modeling agencies. As per sources, Thorner began her modeling career in her twenties and had to quit after becoming a mother to Wayans’ child.
Where is Lisa Thorner Now?
As of now, Lisa resides in her house located in Beverly Hills, California with her children and grandchildren.
Her Net Worth
As the model, Lisa earned a decent net worth. Needless to mention, the former celebrity wife also received a good amount after her divorce from Damon as spousal support. And her net worth is now estimated at about $2 million.
Besides, her ex-husband Damon Wayans has a net worth of $35 million. He has earned such a good amount of fortune from his acting career. The actor owns a house in Los Angeles’s Hancock Park. He bought the beautiful 1949 traditional home for $5.4 million in 2016.